[from the stabenow.com vaults, June 19, 2011]
My friend Pati teaches Quickbooks in villages all over Alaska. By now she has a favorite Bush pilot. She doesn’t take near enough photographs to suit me but here are some that represent traditional transportation in the Bush.
This is how you get a truck to Nikolai. And this is how you get it off the skiff once you get to Nikolai.
This is the Alaskan equivalent of an RV hauling a car. You have to have ground transportation once you get up the river.
Hard to believe all that pop came out of one Navajo. I’d love to be able to work out a transportation price per can.
All photos taken by Pati Crofut, who has the best job in the world. She does other cool things, too, as you’ll discover when you click on the link under her name.
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